Cécile Bitter has been the Deputy State Advocate since 2015. She represents the Dutch government in all matters especially pertaining to criminal law enforcement, international criminal law and penitentiary law. She is involved in all areas of administrative law and on the interface between criminal and administrative law, particularly in aspects of privacy and data exchange, Public Administration (Probity Screening) Act (Wet Bibob), and oversight and enforcement. Cécile has extensive experience in litigation and is well used to working under tight deadlines, always taking into account the political implications of decisions or positions. She sometimes advises clients about mediation as an alternative form of dispute resolution and about their role in the mediation process.
Cécile received her master's degree in Dutch Law and in Dutch Language and Literature at Utrecht University. She has chaired Pels Rijcken's partners' meeting since 2012.